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Grateful Dead Live at Baltimore Civic Center on 1982-04-19


Topics Live concert


Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, On The Road Again, Peggy-O, Cassidy, It Must Have Been The Roses-> Little Red Rooster, Cumberland Blues-> Women Are Smarter-> Might As Well Feel Like A Stranger-> Franklin's Tower-> Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam*-> The Wheel-> Truckin'-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Good


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Baltimore Civic Center
Location Baltimore, MD

Source Audience Recording: Nak CM700's
Lineage MAC (modified Nakamichi CM-700 mics > Sony TC-D5M) > Nak Dragon playback > Cardas audiophile cables > HHB CDR 800 master CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool
Taped by Steven Martin
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Notes

MAC (Taped by Steven Martin, modified Nakamichi CM-700 mics > Sony TC-D5M) > Nak Dragon playback > Cardas audiophile cables > HHB CDR 800 master CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1)

Reviews

Reviewer: Petronius Jablonski - - May 2, 2014
Subject: Thematic Estimated Jam
Witness the second coming during Estimated Prophet. Chaotic seas part at 10:48 and a thematic jam appears like some vindicated prophecy. It’s the full equal of the Mind Left Body Jam or any jam you’d care to mention. It’s Satori. And this version is FEROCIOUS long before you see the Light. The harmonies have a wild synergy. Jerry’s emphasis on California & angel has a unique rise that contrasts splendidly with Weir. Vocally this one is stunning, a personal favorite. They’re both testifying. The Jam persists with noble defiance. And what happens at 10:48 is as beautiful as anything they’ve ever played. Watkins Glen great. Why not every time? Spellbinding. Not essential, urgent.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - April 18, 2014
Subject: --
Not really feeling this first set overall (save that firecracker Cumberland!) , but that 2nd really is something special - there are times when they're working pure magic. Listen to how Bobby tries to get things going on Stranger, god love him, and through Estimated.

Of course, the big news here is all that raven stuff from Phil, which is absolutely a must-hear.....anyone know of any other instances, besides Hartford the night before, where Phil or someone else went this sort of mad direction? And don't discard Jer's lovely post-Space ballads - Wheel and Stella are played so beautifully - particularly the former, as they hadn't quite started to double-time it like they did ad infinitum in the mid-80s.

One note on this recording: it's something else, let me tell you. I mean, it's really, REALLY clear - the vocals are crystalline to a point where every single tiny enunciation from Bobby and especially Jerry can be heard, and listen to Phil croak into that mic before his laughing madness begins....it's just weird to hear it so **up-front**, and with such a lack of surrounding audience noise - sometimes this puts me off from the first set, where the band doesn't seem to be getting a lot of feedback save Cumberland.
Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - - May 15, 2013
Subject: My-Oh-My. Another Great Sounding April Audience!
I'm really impressed with how many good April '82 audience shows are coming up on this site. I've always liked 4.17 and 4.18 but, my-oh-my, April '82 is starting to rival some of the legendary periods we all highly-salami to. Jack Straw starts things out strong with a good TLEO to follow. And I LOVE the On The Road Again - Peggy'O - Cassidy troica. Very nice. Cumberland is superb (and only four done the whole year out of 61 shows...jeez.)

I'm surprised at the labeling of this source at only "AUD" and not FOB? Sure sounds like one to me. Could anybody get a clarification on this?
And really, could you get any wackier with that Raven Space? As long as I rotate a few hundred shows and hear it maybe once ever few years or so for laughs. That'd be fine. This is a tough show to gage at giving a four or five star rating. I wish Truckin' was a little more developed and exploratory. Having Stella > R&R as an ending don't help much. The second started well enough but, The Boyz just didn't finish me off by putting a sonic stake through my heart. This will have to be 4 1/2 I guess. That's too bad since there was so much promise for "stellardom" with the first set and the beginning of the second.
Reviewer: BIODTL58 - - April 23, 2011
Subject: Awesome show balt police a little crazy afta show
Went to this show with great anticipation being last show of spring. Brought a newbie with our regular group of 20 to 25 fun lovers. It as my niece, no longer with us bless you Laurie, it was funny she hung on to my arm the whole night should have seen the bruises on my bicips next day, classic, the show was off the chain, I think we walked and danced the quaint civic center and the Raven space was classic, once and done, after the show the Balt cops buzzed our parking lot with their helicopters and the mounteds basically cleared lot in 20 min, still enjoying the hallucinegens we drove out, guess cops did'nt know a customery half to an hour would have been safer, driving back to Montgomery county pulled over on I-95 and enjoyed the lights of Balt for a good 30 listening to tapes and getting ready to drive FURTHER, overall a fine show and the fun factor was a 5 miss all my Md buds down here in Fl, good vibes to all of you, later Steve
Reviewer: He Live's - - November 17, 2008
Subject: gotta give 5....
his was the last show of the Spring East Coast for the Grateful Dead. they would next appear in an upside down, feel-good, raging three show run at the eucalyptus and .... ecastasy? drenched (ok.... maybe that was '84) Greek Theatre UC Berkeley. but fuck all that....

they open with Jack Straw again and again it is another winner -- what can you say again? it is just one of their best songs. period. it gets up the brotherhood's blood..... the RECORDING is off the hook -- jerry sounds great again!! this is the "THE" THEY LOVE EACH OTHER of the tour....BRENT gets the first solo, he has all tour, AND FINALLY on the last night he has it down, and delivers a very clear idea -- he sounds in command of the band and they respond in kind carrying him through with a nice swell at 4:08... or is that just jerry's intro?.... of course it was his intro, who am i kidding? -- he let's go a gorgeous expose on melody and rhythm.... he opts out of the vocal and takes another turn -- this is a straight moonshot run back to the bridge, one long crescendo just for the feeling -- he bounces hot and cold vibrations off of the walls, the audience bounces along surrounded by wide-eyed goofballs coming off of a rush -- this is the GOOD MAGIC again...... they drift to the end on a cloud. i really like bobby's call for ON THE ROAD -- even if they hack it to pieces -- it all worked anyway -- Bobby puts the theatre in it...it is right. >>>>>>>>".........next time we'll figure out how to make that one longer......."

the wonderful song selections keep coming as peggy-o and cassidy give way to IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES. this song ALWAYS makes me want to listen to a show.... i love it that there is a band that would play this amazing song, occasionally, whenever it fucking felt like it and people would just fall away in rapture -- this was always the song where the core group sounded so perfectly in harmony on the vocals....JERR, BOBBY & PHIL could really make this song sound so good without any help -- IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES is BY FAR the most Under-rated, neglected of the band's songs -- it deserves its' own song.

CONTRAST: set II opens with an OK stranger.... immediately on its heels jerry launches the band into FRANKLIN'S TOWER -- his command of TEMPO is amazing -- the agonizingly slow roses in set one and then he is out there absolutely putting the whole band through their paces for the first .....15 full minutes of the tune before he barely plays a single lead... jerry is just playing very purposeful, relentless rhythm like a drummer -- in some respects it seems maniacal, in others, perfectly logical..... this tune is just an all-out romp. there is all kinds of nice picking that happens in the last few minutes before jerry guides everyone into ESTIMATED PROPHET: they hit the chorus after a long jam tonight, like they tried April 12.... IT WORKS PERFECTLY and they move into the best Terrapin of the tour on a big fluffy HASHISH cloud....


the rest of the set is all mandatory listening -- they were ON this night. check the Clugston SBD for the complete GOOD LOVIN. mostly i don't like the post PIGPEN version but bobby brings the tour to a very delightful end with his effort here -- i love every second.
Reviewer: ltb420 - - February 25, 2008
Subject: Found out that i had a 2nd famly:
I had seen some shows before that night and loved them, but did not have the connection. I was working on my fathers farm and it was hard work and my father to be blunt, was a dick, and not just because it was hes name. So that day i had had it and i gave him the quote from Maggies' farm and packed my bags and my ticket and i was off. When i got there i was embraced by people that i knew and peple that i didint know.The love i got from the band and you folks was overwhelming so i said to myself that i was going to adopt these mother fuckers.The funny thing is that they let me in and i fealt like the luckiest man to in the world. The 2nd famly you gave me was the greatest gift i will evere get in my life. you all saved me from a dark hole that i would not have gotin out of. Thank you and i dedicate this to my dear friend who is not with us now, Todd W. aka Stone. I miss you and i will see when i get up there one day. Thanks for takeing the time to read my story. Oh Yeah, the show was great!!!! Fuck yea !!haha!!
Reviewer: around12oclock - - May 5, 2007
Subject: crisp
Besides personal nostaglia, this show is tops for Jerry's voice. Listen to the Stella vocals, sweet and exquisite. We hear the last tinges of youth... I loved this sweet sunny day trekking to Baltimore, with my best friend.

Clearly remember Jerry leaning back into a boquet of lights as he started Terrapin, weird 70's stripes on the side of the stage. The bridge is crisp, every note a hit! The place was like a single organism gyrating during good lovin'...Ahhh!
Reviewer: caspersvapors - - April 19, 2007
Subject: Raven Space
that Raven Space reminds me of some Pink Floyd type stuff hahah..love this Peggy-O too
Reviewer: thumbprint - - May 31, 2006
Subject: oh no! not the dentist
My dream has come true! Thanks Archive
Reviewer: CrzyFngrs - - May 8, 2006
Subject: Stella!!!
Sweet show! Starting with a magnificent, if slightly speedy, Jack Straw to a touchingly heartfelt Stella Blue this show rocked thru and thru. Loved the Raven Space, and did I hear alternate words in Truckin', i.e., sex-change instead of vitamin C and cocaine?
Sounds like the joint was jumpin'!
Reviewer: Finster Baby - - March 14, 2006
Subject: HOT HOT HOT
Terrific show!!! Awesome recording!!! Just CLEAN and CRISP all around. 'NUFF SAID! It don't get no better than this. Download immediately......or else.


addendum to earlier review. I didn't give this show near enough credit the first time around. This show is an absolute mind bender. Every, and I mean EVERY song just flat out smokes. As for the sound quality, it is better than I first thought it was. I listened the second time around thru head phones. When I close my eyes, it is a dream come true. The Grateful Dead is playing a show right in my F***ing living room. I can't praise this show enough. 5 stars is no where near enough for this powerful show. I'm just totally blown away!!!!!!
Reviewer: RWNay - - January 19, 2006
Subject: Great Mix
Streaming through my work speakers I have to say wow! This is a great Audience recording. You may even mistake it for a SBD. Its that good!
Reviewer: keysareme - - January 14, 2006
Subject: Oh yea!
oh my lord, i just founda nother one to grab. this audience captures the true essence of the expierence.
beautiful space, and yes Phil is wonderful!
Reviewer: rromeo923 - - December 22, 2005
Subject: This is the Grateful Dead for me
I bought the ticket! I came down on a bus from Western Maryland College. I supplied the bus with Strawberry Mesc. ( statutes of limitations gotsa be up ). I bought a shirt. ( A skull burning a red joint) Saying ... On the road again!!
This show to me is the Grateful Dead!! To me that means youth, exuberance, love, life. It means freedom of expression and freedom of choice. The They love each other from this show was our song played at my wedding. To me this is the Grateful Dead. I highly recommend this show and this download! When u listen i will be with you. You may even hear me. I was in the eighth row!!! Whooop Whooop Whooooop!!!
Reviewer: aint no time to hate - - October 11, 2005
Subject: good performance
overall good set, nothing to spectacular..until Space. ive never been a firm believer in a "good space", but i have to give this one a bit of credit,the boys get a little wacky and whatnot. more nitrous, indeed! a nice break from the ordinary. i wouldnt recommend this to highly, but its a nice show to have, ill give it a download. a 4 is about accurate.
Reviewer: aint no time to hate - - October 11, 2005
Subject: good performance
overall good set, nothing to spectacular..until Space. ive never been a firm believer in a "good space", but i have to give this one a bit of credit,the boys get a little wacky and whatnot. more nitrous, indeed! a nice break from the ordinary. i wouldnt recommend this to highly, but its a nice show to have, ill give it a download. a 4 is about accurate.
Reviewer: chilehead - - August 18, 2005
Subject: Old Favorite
This audience recording has been one of my favorites for more than 20 years. I thought I was smart to tape over my cassette recording of this when I came across the soundboard version. What a mistake. It took me years to track down the audience version again. There is so much warmth and life to this recording. A stark contrast to the sterile flat soundboard. This show is known for Phil's Raven space. However, I love it for the entire show. The first set is especially exceptional, including the my choice as the best-ever version of Jack Straw.
Reviewer: Robert_NC - - February 19, 2005
Subject: A Classic!
I always prefer the audience tapes because they really capture the ambience of the whole show.

And what a show it was!

I guess opinions about shows are always colored by our experiences, and this experience was incinerated in my brain. :-)

Me, Rustamon, Big Steve, and John K jumped in John K's old Buick and blasted up 95 to Baltimore from Raleighwood the day of the show. No tickets, but it was not a problem getting in.

This show was the last on the tour. Although the set list is not particularly notable other than the well known Raven space, this show rocked from start to finish. Stranger was smokin, and the boys just did not let up for the rest of the set.

Everything about it was memorable, the haul ass trip up, the seedy part of town where the venue was located. The parking lot scene after the show was scary - people started lighting all these fireworks and Baltimore cops on huge horses just descended on us all.

I was 18 but it seems like yesterday. It was a dark night :-) in a dark place, a dark show, and man, I was riveted!!!

Although the SBD is better reviewed, I suggest you download this version. Either way, no collection is complete without a copy of this spectacular show!

R :-)
Reviewer: Seperation of Dead and State - - July 8, 2004
Subject: Different Perspective
This aud is well balanced....Phil is booming in the background and there is a crisp instrumental interplay between Jerry and Brent. Obviously everybody knows the show but to here it from a different source is a real treat.
Reviewer: smithjr - - June 22, 2004
Subject: Cumberland
Cumberland from this show is a must, one of the best ever.
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